By An-Vu Phan, Sports Editor
On Saturday, February 4th, James River is set to host its first annual Sadie Hawkins dance. The unique dance, in which girls ask out boys, is being sponsored by Mr. Joyner and the junior class council. Students attending are allowed to wear what they want within dress code but are encouraged to wear red as the theme is Valentine’s day.
“So as junior class officers, we felt like the school needed at least one more event. We thought a dance would be a good opportunity to get the school altogether since the underclassmen have only one dance and upperclassmen get two dances,” junior class president Samuel Gans said. “So we felt that a dance would be an awesome activity for everybody to be a part of.”
The dance will be held in the open commons while there are also refreshment scenes in the courtyard and the closed commons. Tickets are priced at five dollars so get them while you still can!
By: Eva Dorn, Online Editor
By now everyone at school either knows what a Sadie Hawkins dance is or that we are having one soon. But how do people really feel about the whole idea of girls asking guys to the dance? Several students shared their thoughts on the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance.
“I like that the roles are reversed, and girls get the opportunity to be creative and ask the boys,” senior Brady Hamilton said.
Many have similar thoughts as Hamilton about girls asking the boys. Senior Marshae Dabney had the same feelings.
“I feel like it would be nice for girls to get out of their comfort zones and ask guys out,” Dabney said.
Contrary to Dabney and Hamilton, junior Olivia Caplan and sophomore Sydney Williams think there are some drawbacks to the switch.
“It’s a good idea, but I feel guys will reject girls to prove a point that girls reject guys,” Williams said.
“Dances, in my opinion, are kind of stupid. They look cool on TV shows that are focused on high school, but honestly this idea sounds dumb,” Caplan said.
The girls have voiced their opinions on the dance, but how do the boys really feel about being asked out?
Junior Andy Liscio, is one of the many James River boys who feels that girls should go for it, and ask the boys out.
“Girls need to man up and ask someone,” Liscio said.
Junior John Morley believes that getting the girls to ask the guys out is a great idea.
“The girls ask the guys. It’s always a surprise; there’s nothing better,” Morley said.
People may disagree about the roles being reversed, but there is one thing we know for sure: it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. The first annual JRHS Sadie Hawkins dance will on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30. Tickets will be on sale in the open commons until Friday, February 3rd.
By: Aidan Minnick, Staff Writer
Prom tickets have been on sale since last Thursday, April 14th. If your student dues have been paid and you have no library fines, just show up to room 1224 at lunch and buy your tickets from Mr. Joyner. Just make sure that you paid your fines and dues. Prom is on Saturday, May 14th, at the Thalhimer Pavilion at the Science Museum of Virginia, and goes on from seven to 11 o’clock. It will be a retro rock and roll 1950s theme, so buy your tickets now.
By: Melissa Rau, Staff Writer
Many James River High upperclassman girls might agree that the most stressful yet magical event of the school year is the evening that occurs every May: prom.
This year, our school’s prom took place on Saturday, May 16th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center from 7-11 pm. The dance was themed “Galaxy- A Night of Stars,” and featured a large ballroom decorated with lights, stars, and balloons.
Music for the evening was provided by the Mid Atlantic Professional DJ Association. Also provided for the guests were refreshments, including punch, cookies, and a candy bar. A photo booth was available for attendees to use, in addition to a photographer roaming around the dance and snapping candid shots.
After seniors participated in nomination and voting processes in weeks prior, seniors Benjamin Caracciolo and Camryn Fitzgerald were crowned as this year’s Prom King and Queen.
This night would not have been a success without the efforts of Mr. Joyner, Mr. Ellick, the administrative staff, faculty, and Junior Class Council. Check out some photos below!